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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 3, 2014 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's Alright Ma

“Advertising signs they con/You into thinking you're the one/That can do what's never been done/That can win what's never been won/Meantime life outside goes on/All around you.”

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Poster: snoori Date: Feb 4, 2014 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's Alright Ma

My favourite verse :

'Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their marks
Made everything from toy guns that sparks
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred.'

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 3, 2014 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's Alright Ma

(Strummer/Jones)

CHORUS
I'm all lost in the supermarket
I can no longer shop happily
I came in here for that special offer
A guaranteed personality

I wasn't born so much as I fell out
Nobody seemed to notice me
We had a hedge back home in the suburbs
Over which I never could see

I heard the people who lived on the ceiling
Scream and fight most scarily
Hearing that noise was my first ever feeling
That's how it's been all around me

CHORUS

I'm all tuned in, I see all the programmes
I save coupons from packets of tea
I've got my giant hit discoteque album
I empty a bottle and I feel a bit free

The kids in the halls and the pipes in the walls
Make me noises for company
Long distance callers make long distance calls
And the silence makes me lonely

CHORUS

And it's not hear
It disappear
I'm all lost

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 3, 2014 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's Alright Ma

I thought all publishing for the clash attributed it to paul and topper as well (for the money purposes of the same):

Elevator! Going up!
In the gleaming corridors of the 51st floor
The money can be made if you really want some more
Executive decision-a clinical precision
Jumping from the windows-filled with indecision

I get good advice from the advertising world
Treat me nice says the party girl
Koke adds life where there isn't any
So freeze, man, freeze

It's the pause that refreshes in the corridors of power
When top men need a top up long before the happy hour
Your snakeskin suit and your alligator boot
You won't need a launderette, you can send them to the vet!

I get my advice from the advertising world
Treat me nice says the party girl
Koke adds life where there isn't any
So freeze, man, freeze

Koka Kola advertising and kokaine
Strolling down the Broadway in the rain
Neon light sign says it
I read it in the paper-they're crazy!
Suit your life, maybe so
In the White House-I know
All Over Berlin (they've been doing it for years)
And in Manhattan!

Coming through the door is a snub nose 44
What the barrel can't snort it can spatter on the floor
Your eyeballs feel like pinballs
And your tongue feels like a fish
You're leaping from the windows-saying don't
Ayaiiiiirrrghhh! *@!!*@!!*!
Don't give me none of this!

I get good advice from the advertising world
Treat me nice says the party girl
Koke adds life where there isn't any
So freeze, man, freeze
Hit the deck!

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 3, 2014 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's Alright Ma

BD-
"We are living in a political world under the microscope,
We can go anywhere hang ourselves there
always got more than enough rope"- Dylan

"It is just a machine
to make money"

I could have posted this below in the R.I.P thread but the video is somewhat over the top.
Flash in the Pan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz48dyXTFpQ
"Done my time..."